Monday, March 14, 2005

Home Run Derby at HoHoKam

Sox won the home run contest 6-1 and the game 9-5. Ok, no home run contest but it sure seemed like it for a while, just ask Glendon Rusch! He comes into the game to start the 5th inning, gets 2 quick outs, then 3 of the next 4 batters go yard, ouch! He did settle down, giving up only 1 run(HR by Konerko) over the next 3 innings.

A sell-out crowd of 12,697 witnessed this wind-aided power fest. Sunny and 71 degrees at first pitch, then a Wrigley Field like weather change, temps dropped, more clouds and strong gustsy winds toward right field. The temp was probably mid-to-low 60's by games end.

Corey Patterson's bat was sawed-off by a Mark Buehrle pitch, the barrel flew into short right field over Konerko's head. Konerko did a nice duck and cover to avoid the humming hickory!

New Hall of Fame inductee Ryne Sandberg was Cubs guest first base coach late in the game. It's hard for Cubs fans not to worry about the arm issues with Wood and Prior, at this point the medical guys are optimistic, but we'll cross our fingers.

Kansas City Royals come to HoHokam tomorrow, talk to you after the game.
Tim

Ryno at Old HoHoKam Park 1996

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